NEW Catherine and her magnificent chateau featured on France 5 TV’s most popular (2.5 million viewers) and longest running (17 years) show:
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Beautifully restored 13th century chateau of inspiring interior designer, recently chosen to feature in both World of Interiors and Maison Chic magazines.
This Southwest France restoration benchmark with expansive, secluded park with restored stables and 17th century Pavillon…has few peers in the region.
Catherine-Helene Frei has transformed this special period set of buildings into a very joyous and manageable four bedroom home (easily extended to six bedrooms). The stables have been partly converted into summer dining room, atelier and utility room (with first floor easily converted into two bedrooms and bathroom) the 17th Pavillon features a highly unique and unusual roof structure. The expansive grounds (both park and garden) also provide ample space for a large private swimming pool.
To quote a journalist… “one of the most important designers of our generation”.
Catherine is highly regarded in interior design circles with a very high profile international client base. She is known not only for extra-ordinary care for her clients’ needs and providing beautiful homes for them, but also for the unusual and high level knowledge and use of ancient construction techniques she brings to her projects.
This benchmark South west France restoration demands a visit to experience the care and detail achieved, at the same time as bringing this building up to modern standards, without any compromise on charm. 500+ square meter two story chateau with 1200 square meter secluded private garden has magnificent old growth trees. Most of the stunning, rare contents (from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries) that you marvel at in the attached photographs are also available for purchase.
Toulouse International Airport is less than 60 minutes, the Episcopal City of Albi – (UNESCO World Heritage Centre) is just 20 minutes away by dual carriageway. Central village location with artisanal boulangerie, artisanal boucherie, hair dresser, epicerie, Mairie, schools and post office.
Do see Catherine’s website for details of 16th to 18th century contents also for sale, plus photos and further information – she will be delighted to show you her home and you will definitely not be disappointed.